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Carli Seeba, a geography and political science major at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, has been selected for a summer internship with the prestigious National Geographic Society.
Seeba, a graduating senior from Bellevue , will spend three months working with the television and film division of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational institution in Washington, D.C.
The National Geographic Society offers three-to-five internships during each spring, summer and fall session to top university students, typically accepting students studying geography and related fields. Applicants write an essay that expresses their interest in both the internship program as well as a profession in geography. They must also submit three references, usually from faculty members.
Each year, the UNK geography department chair Stan Dart, receives information for National Geographic Society internships. According to Dart, whenever the department has outstanding students, usually seniors, the information and opportunity to apply for the internships is offered to them.
Dart said, “Carli was one of two students at UNK who was offered the information, and she decided to go ahead and apply for it.”
Seeba said, “I chose to apply for this internship because working for National Geographic is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
A member of the UNK Honors Program, she will graduate with a double major in geography and political science. She is the third student from UNK in the last five years to receive an internship with the National Geographic Society. Previous recipients are Nathan Eidem (2001), formerly of Kearney , and Michelle Rerucha (2004), formerly of David City .